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ex·ploit

 (ĕk′sploit′, ĭk-sploit′)
n.
1. An act or deed, especially a brilliant or heroic one. See Synonyms at feat1.
2. Computers A program or system designed to take advantage of a particular error or security vulnerability in computers or networks.
tr.v. (ĭk-sploit′, ĕk′sploit′) ex·ploit·ed, ex·ploit·ing, ex·ploits
1. To employ to the greatest possible advantage: exploit one's talents.
2. To make use of selfishly or unethically: a corporation that exploited peasant labor.

[Middle English, from Old French esploit, from Latin explicitum, neuter past participle of explicāre, to unfold; see explicate.]

ex·ploit′a·bil′i·ty n.
ex·ploit′a·ble adj.
ex·ploit′a·tive, ex·ploit′ive adj.
ex·ploit′a·tive·ly, ex·ploit′ive·ly adv.
ex·ploit′er n.

exploit

n
a notable deed or feat, esp one that is noble or heroic
vb (tr)
1. to take advantage of (a person, situation, etc), esp unethically or unjustly for one's own ends
2. to make the best use of: to exploit natural resources.
[C14: from Old French: accomplishment, from Latin explicitum (something) unfolded, from explicāre to explicate]
exˈploitable adj
ˌexploiˈtation, exˈploitage n
exˈploitive, exˈploitative adj

ex•ploit1

(ˈɛk splɔɪt, ɪkˈsplɔɪt)

n.
a striking or notable deed; feat.
[1350–1400; Middle English exploit, espleit < Old French exploit, Anglo-French espleit < Latin explicitum, neuter of explicitus (past participle). See explicit]

ex•ploit2

(ɪkˈsplɔɪt)

v.t.
1. to utilize, esp. for profit; turn to practical account: to exploit a business opportunity.
2. to take advantage of; promote.
3. to use selfishly for one's own ends.
[1400–50; expleiten, esploiten to expedite, complete < Anglo-French espleiter, derivative of espleit (n.). See exploit1]
ex•ploit′a•ble, adj.
ex•ploit`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ex•ploit′a•tive, ex•ploit′ive, adj.
ex•ploit′er, n.

exploit

- Originally meant "progress, success," and "speed."
See also related terms for success.

exploit


Past participle: exploited
Gerund: exploiting

Imperative
exploit
exploit
Present
I exploit
you exploit
he/she/it exploits
we exploit
you exploit
they exploit
Preterite
I exploited
you exploited
he/she/it exploited
we exploited
you exploited
they exploited
Present Continuous
I am exploiting
you are exploiting
he/she/it is exploiting
we are exploiting
you are exploiting
they are exploiting
Present Perfect
I have exploited
you have exploited
he/she/it has exploited
we have exploited
you have exploited
they have exploited
Past Continuous
I was exploiting
you were exploiting
he/she/it was exploiting
we were exploiting
you were exploiting
they were exploiting
Past Perfect
I had exploited
you had exploited
he/she/it had exploited
we had exploited
you had exploited
they had exploited
Future
I will exploit
you will exploit
he/she/it will exploit
we will exploit
you will exploit
they will exploit
Future Perfect
I will have exploited
you will have exploited
he/she/it will have exploited
we will have exploited
you will have exploited
they will have exploited
Future Continuous
I will be exploiting
you will be exploiting
he/she/it will be exploiting
we will be exploiting
you will be exploiting
they will be exploiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exploiting
you have been exploiting
he/she/it has been exploiting
we have been exploiting
you have been exploiting
they have been exploiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exploiting
you will have been exploiting
he/she/it will have been exploiting
we will have been exploiting
you will have been exploiting
they will have been exploiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exploiting
you had been exploiting
he/she/it had been exploiting
we had been exploiting
you had been exploiting
they had been exploiting
Conditional
I would exploit
you would exploit
he/she/it would exploit
we would exploit
you would exploit
they would exploit
Past Conditional
I would have exploited
you would have exploited
he/she/it would have exploited
we would have exploited
you would have exploited
they would have exploited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exploit - a notable achievementexploit - a notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
derring-do - brave and heroic feats
hit - (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
rally, rallying - the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort; "he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning"; "he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack"
stunt - a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention
tour de force - a masterly or brilliant feat
Verb1.exploit - use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
make hay - turn to one's advantage; "The environmentalist lobby made hay of the nuclear plant accident"
play - use to one's advantage; "She plays on her clients' emotions"
avail, help - take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
prey, feed - profit from in an exploitatory manner; "He feeds on her insecurity"
work - provoke or excite; "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"
use - seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage; "She uses her influential friends to get jobs"; "The president's wife used her good connections"
2.exploit - draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
maximise, maximize - make the most of; "He maximized his role"
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
harness - exploit the power of; "harness natural forces and resources"
mine - get from the earth by excavation; "mine ores and metals"
quarry - extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; "quarry marble"
overexploit - exploit excessively; "We should not overexploit our natural resources"
commercialize - exploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality; "The hotel owners are commercializing the beaches"
milk - exploit as much as possible; "I am milking this for all it's worth"
3.exploit - work excessively hard; "he is exploiting the students"
put to work, work - cause to work; "he is working his servants hard"
overdrive - drive or work too hard; "The teacher is overworking his students"; "Overdriving people often suffer stress"

exploit

verb
1. take advantage of, abuse, use, manipulate, milk, misuse, dump on (slang, chiefly U.S.), ill-treat, shit on (taboo slang), play on or upon Casual workers are being exploited for slave wages.
2. make the best use of, use, make use of, utilize, cash in on (informal), capitalize on, put to use, make capital out of, use to advantage, use to good advantage, live off the backs of, turn to account, profit by or from The opposition are exploiting the situation to their advantage.
noun
1. feat, act, achievement, enterprise, adventure, stunt, deed, accomplishment, attainment, escapade His wartime exploits were made into a TV series.

exploit

noun
A great or heroic deed:
verb
2. To take advantage of unfairly:
3. To control to one's own advantage by artful or indirect means:
Translations
استغلعَمَل، مَفْخَرَهيَسْتَثْمِريَسْتَغِليَسْتَغِلُّ
využít
udnyttebedriftdåd
ekspluati
käyttää hyväkseen
izrabljivati
arîrænadáî, òrekvirkihagnÿta, nytja
利用する
부당하게 이용하다
eksploatacijaeksploatuotiišnaudotinaudojimasžygdarbis
ekspluatēt, izmantotvaroņdarbs
hrdinský čin
izkoriščati
exploatera
เอาเปรียบ
sömürmekbirisini kullanmakiyi kullanmakkahramanlık
bóc lột

exploit

[ˈeksplɔɪt]
A. Nhazaña f, proeza f
B. [ɪksˈplɔɪt] VT [+ resources] → explotar, aprovechar (pej) [+ person, situation] → explotar

exploit

[ˈɛksplɔɪt]
nexploit m
[ɪkˈsplɔɪt] vt
(= make use of) [+ opportunity, resource] → exploiter; [+ skill] → exploiter
(pejorative) [+ person] → exploiter

exploit

n (heroic) → Heldentat f; exploits (= adventures)Abenteuer pl
vt
(= use unfairly) workersausbeuten; friend, sb’s credulity, good nature, weaknessausnutzen
(= make use of) talent, the situation, opportunityausnutzen, ausnützen (dial); coal seamausbeuten; land, natural resources, technologynutzen

exploit

[vb ɪksˈplɔɪt; n ˈɛksplɔɪt]
1. vtsfruttare
2. nimpresa

exploit

(ˈeksploit) noun
a (daring) deed or action. stories of his military exploits.
(ikˈsploit) verb
1. to make good or advantageous use of. to exploit the country's natural resources.
2. to use (eg a person) unfairly for one's own advantage.
ˌexploiˈtation noun

exploit

يَسْتَغِلُّ využít udnytte ausbeuten εκμεταλλεύομαι explotar käyttää hyväkseen exploiter izrabljivati sfruttare 利用する 부당하게 이용하다 uitbuiten utnytte wykorzystać aproveitar-se, explorar воспользоваться exploatera เอาเปรียบ sömürmek bóc lột 剥削
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I advise you to sail away in one of your ships, and never come home again till you have tried your own way," said Jo, whose imagination was fired by the thought of such a daring exploit, and whose sympathy was excited by what she called `Teddy's Wrongs'.
I recollect that, when a stripling, my first exploit in squirrel-shooting was in a grove of tall walnut-trees that shades one side of the valley.
He literally bloomed so from this exploit that he could afford radiantly to assent.
Besides, it would much subtract from the glory of the exploit had St.
If he had been able to buy all of the newspapers of the United States the next morning, he might have discovered that his beer-hunting exploit was being perused by some two score millions of people, and had served as a text for editorials in half the staid and solemn businessmen's newspapers in the land.
This exploit confers some dignity on the herd in my eyes--already dignified.
The page said, further, that dinner was about ended in the great hall by this time, and that as soon as the sociability and the heavy drinking should begin, Sir Kay would have me in and exhibit me before King Arthur and his illustrious knights seated at the Table Round, and would brag about his exploit in capturing me, and would probably exaggerate the facts a little, but it wouldn't be good form for me to correct him, and not over safe, either; and when I was done being exhibited, then ho for the dungeon; but he, Clarence, would find a way to come and see me every now and then, and cheer me up, and help me get word to my friends.
I felt a just pride in my exploit, but I would not have repeated it for the wealth of the world.
About three weeks after this exploit, there arrived a solemn embassy from Blefuscu, with humble offers of a peace, which was soon concluded, upon conditions very advantageous to our emperor, wherewith I shall not trouble the reader.
if he had two, says he, it seems likely that the man who killed him cut off one and keeps it as a proof of his exploit.
But the last part of his merry speech was drowned in the wild tumult of applause which followed his exploit.
Boastfully he recounted the details of his exploit.